Soderberg's goal, assist lift Avalanche over Jets 2-1

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Carl Soderberg had a goal and an assist to help the Colorado Avalanche defeat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Monday night.

Jarome Iginla scored his 13th of the season and Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves for Colorado.

Joel Armia scored his second NHL goal for Winnipeg, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 31 shots.

The Jets again failed in an attempt to win a third straight game this season.

Playing the opener of a six-game homestand, their longest of the season, the Jets were without injured forwards Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford.

Winnipeg outshot the Avalanche 12-10 in a scoreless first period. Both teams were 0 for 1 on the power play.

Soderberg scored his ninth goal of the season off a rebound at 1:16 of the second. The Avalanche have scored first in 30 games this season.

Colorado boosted its lead to 2-0 on the power play after Jets forward Blake Wheeler was called for interference.

Soderberg sent a pass from beside the net out to Iginla, whose shot went over Hellebuyck's blocker when the rookie goalie couldn't get back over fast enough.

Wheeler's shot hit the post with 5 minutes left in the game. Winnipeg then went on the power play with Tyson Barrie in the box for tripping, but couldn't capitalize.

Armia scored with the extra attacker with 42 seconds left, preventing a shutout.

The Avalanche have beaten the Jets in three of the five games they'll play this season.

Winnipeg hosts Nashville on Thursday, while Colorado returns home to play Buffalo on Wednesday.